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Fordman

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Do any of the league bowlers have beer frames anymore?

We have ours set up as $5 per stick and a second, third etc. is a dollar each game. 
At the end of the year it will add about $170 each (last year) to the teams prize fund.
Strikes only.  5 man team.  yea split conversions count as strikes.

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I've never seen anything as part of the official league prizes, but I've been on teams that collected their own pots throughout the season for beer frames, missed spares, sub 150 games, etc.
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both of my leagues are 4-man teams, and both of my teams have two 225-230 guys, and two 200-205 guys. not sure the 200 guys want beer frames.
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My old team (five members) would use the fifth frame as a roll off between everyone. The low man on that frame had to put a dollar in the pot. The second game it would be the same thing, but only four teammates would be in it. The third game, three. Two bowlers always got away without paying. At the end of the year the money was split evenly -- and usually everyone came out within a few dollars of each other.
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My old team (five members) would use the fifth frame as a roll off between everyone. The low man on that frame had to put a dollar in the pot. The second game it would be the same thing, but only four teammates would be in it. The third game, three. Two bowlers always got away without paying. At the end of the year the money was split evenly -- and usually everyone came out within a few dollars of each other.

I love that. Very cool! Good idea.
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I love that. Very cool! Good idea.


We also did something similar for missing averages.   Each game a member missed his average he had to chip in fifty cents and the same for series.   Combine that with the "Beer Frame" and the most a person would pay a night was three dollars.   My first year on that team I made money on beer frame, but only broke even on average.   The next year when I switched hands, I lost on beer frame (I didn't strike nearly as much) but I gained a lot on average because my overall average went up from 137 to 175 over the course of the year.

Personally, I don't care for those things done during league.   My current team does nothing and I'm quite happy about it.

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Our scratch team that bowled tournaments together used to charge you a fee for each pin left standing on the deck after the frame.  This meant any open frames cost you a per pin fee, along with the count ball in the tenth.   It focused you on not throwing pins away.  Example, leave a wide open split, be smart and take the count.  Get a spare in the tenth, make a good count shot, it might be the difference in the game.   We had a lot of fun with it, and yes it evened out at the end of the year, and we had money at the end of each tournament to have a drink or two, or three..........
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On my Tuesday league, if you are the only person not to strike in any frame, you owe a dollar to the envelope. If you miss a 5 pin in any frame, you owe a dollar to the envelope.

At the end of the year, we have a team dinner (wives and girlfriends included) from the money collected. Last year we had $86 and had a great dinner at the Alibi on Rochester Road.

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I never thought it was a good idea to invite my girl friend if my wife was coming. How many 5 pins you big shooters leaving a week. 
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My team pot is $1.00 for a stick, and if stuck again next frame it's $2.00, if three frames in a row it's a round. 50cents for single pin misses. After season pot money pays for a dinner and drinks.

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In the nearly 3 years I've been bowling since I returned from a 30-year hiatus from the game, I have not seen ANYONE even seem to know what a beer frame is or show any indication that they ever knew what a beer frame is.

That said, at my local bowling center, if all the players on the team register a strike in the 5th frame of any league game, they get a free pizza.  The pizza there is actually pretty darn good, so it's a prize worth winning.

And they used to give a bag of pop corn if you got all strikes in any other frame, although I believe they stopped that.

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I bowled in a center a few years ago that would pick a random frame in the 2nd game and would give you a beer (or soft drink) if everyone struck.

Now our team makes whoever gets stuck in a frame bubuy a round.
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We did away with the buying of rounds years ago, it got too expensive.  As to Randys comment about Pizza we also get a free pizza if everyone on the team strikes in the 7th frame of the 1st game.  It also is pretty good Pizza.
Another thing they do is starting in about week 3 go to each team, a different one every week and buy that team a round of drinks.  Ever notice how their preference changes the kind of drink when it is free. 

With our system of $5 a stick with a one dollar more for each stick.  We got over $780 last year.  That got us all about $160 each.

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We do it all.........................

Hang is 50 cents...........................

3,6,9 frame low man, includes ties,

Single pin spare.........................

Lose the game...........................

Diagonals................

And the routine "beer" hang.................

Teams are very jealous as we split another $1000 at the banquet..............

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I assume a hang is the same as a stick.  What is a diagonal?
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